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NatGeo Wildlife + Conservation Photojournalist + Speaker. Now touring with @NatGeo Live! Watch my Highlights to learn about my upcoming workshops!

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@stevewinterphoto @africanparksnetwork Here children from a local nomadic village close to @Zakouma_national_park are finishing school for the day. The last thing they do for their lessons is to draw an animal that is found in the national Park. Today it is an elephant!!! The children participate in the wonder of their park and benefit from the schools, healthcare and jobs for their mothers, fathers and other family members - a true ecosystem that works for the good of all. It is so important to include the local communities in any conservation effort regarding protection of a National Park and the animals which live within. Finding sustainable solutions so people and wildlife can share the surrounding areas. And providing jobs from the park for the communities - training to be guards, tourism and providing education and health care to the communities that live close - so the park, management and communities are their own ecosystem - all working to protect the land and the animals within. Without the support of local communities this would not work. The park is the largest employer in the region; thousands of people are getting an education and healthcare, and decency and civility, along with life, have found their way back to this once forgotten place. To learn more about Zakouma and other truly hopeful conservation efforts happening across Africa, please follow @africanparksnetwork

@stevewinterphoto Join me on a Photo Safari in Kaziranga and Bandhavgarh National Park in India. I had the once in the lifetime opportunity to spend over five months in both Kaziranga and Bandhavgarh NP in India working for @natgeo on two story’s. Join myself and NG Writer, Explorer and Woodrow Wilson Global fellow Sharon Guynup (who also wrote our NG Books - “Tigers Forever”) this November 24th - December 4th for a trip to both Kaziranga and Bandhavgarh NP. Space is limited so please book now. Get a $700 discount when you make your reservation by using the code “stevewinter2019" at @zoomphototours This is also a once in a lifetime experience as I have not been back to Kazi or Bandhavgarh. So this trip will be very special for us all. thanks @stevewinterphoto

@stevewinterphoto Over the past three decades, the oldest and thickest ice in the Arctic has declined by a stunning 95 percent, according to NOAA. The sea in the arctic has changed dramatically - which impacts polar bears, walrus and other arctic creatures. If ice continues to melt - the planet will warm further as the dark ocean water absorbs large amounts of solar heating that used to be deflected by the bright white ice. We followed this polar bear as it was walking somewhere in Svalbard aboard the Icebreaker M/V Kinfish. @stevewinterphoto @naturalworldsafaris @natgeoimagecollection @natgeo

@stevewinterphoto Over the past three decades, the oldest and thickest ice in the Arctic has declined by a stunning 95 percent, according to NOAA. The sea in the arctic has changed dramatically - which impacts polar bears, walrus and other arctic creatures. If ice continues to melt - the planet will warm further as the dark ocean water absorbs large amounts of solar heating that used to be deflected by the bright white ice. We followed this polar bear as it was walking somewhere in Svalbard aboard the Icebreaker M/V Kinfish. @stevewinterphoto @naturalworldsafaris @natgeoimagecollection @natgeo

@stevewintephoto EVERYDAY IS INTERNATIONAL ELEPHANT DAY!! @africanparksnetwork @Zakouma_National_Park in Chad, @africanparksnetwork, is one of the most amazing ecosystems on the planet – the amazing abundance of life found here is off the charts. Zakouma is just one of 15 parks managed by conservation NGO African Parks (@africanparksnetwork). If you want to see wild plains teeming with lions, leopards, herds of elephants, giraffe, and now rhinos (they just reintroduced black rhinos after a 50-year absence) - go to Zakouma - check out the lodges there and in the other parks the manage in 8 other countries via their website. Tourism revenue goes back to the parks they manage and important community projects like education, healthcare and improved livelihoods. What is happening in Zakouma is one of the most hopeful stories in conservation. The park was once ravaged by poaching and insecurity. More than 4,000 elephants, which was 95% of the population, were slaughtered between 2002 to 2010 for the sale of their ivory – and poachers wreaked havoc on both the wildlife and people who lived there. By 2010, only 450 elephants remained. That same year, @africanparksnetwork signed a long-term agreement with the government of Chad to fully manage Zakouma and change the trajectory of the park. They built a ranger team and implemented effective law enforcement measures and community networks, and today poaching has been practically eliminated. The elephant population is finally on the rise for the first time in a decade. @africanparksnetwork @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection

@stevewinterphoto Every day is World Elephant Day. But it is officially today. Across Africa 100 Elephants are killed every day for their ivory. Japan needs to announce the end legal sales of ivory in Japan before the 2020 Olympic Games. The greatest single step taken to ensure the future of elephants in our world was the Ivory Ban enacted by China. Famous individuals in China like former NBA star Yao Ming, Jackie Chan, Li Bingbing, Jay Chou, Tony Jaa and many others - have trumpeted WildAid’s mantra “When the buying stops the killing can too” They are heroes. The murder of elephants, tigers and rhinos and other species for their parts needs to stop - NOW!! Real community conservation that is based on the continued life of the species rather than it’s death can result in greater and more consistent economic rewards for the future of the local people and the species. With poaching still a problem throughout the world - PSA campaigns based on economics like @WildAid - WORK - and the numbers show that they WORK. To learn more about projects that work - check out - @natgeo @WildAid @africanparksnetwork and @natgeo

@stevewintephoto TODAY IS INTERNATIONAL ELEPHANT DAY!! @Zakouma_National_Park in Chad, @africanparksnetwork, is one of the most amazing ecosystems on the planet – the amazing abundance of life found here is off the charts. Zakouma is just one of 15 parks managed by conservation NGO African Parks (@africanparksnetwork). If you want to see wild plains teeming with lions, leopards, herds of elephants, giraffe, and now rhinos (they just reintroduced black rhinos after a 50-year absence) - go to Zakouma - check out the lodges there and in the other parks the manage in 8 other countries via their website. Tourism revenue goes back to the parks they manage and important community projects like education, healthcare and improved livelihoods. What is happening in Zakouma is one of the most hopeful stories in conservation. The park was once ravaged by poaching and insecurity. More than 4,000 elephants, which was 95% of the population, were slaughtered between 2002 to 2010 for the sale of their ivory – and poachers wreaked havoc on both the wildlife and people who lived there. By 2010, only 450 elephants remained. That same year, @africanparksnetwork signed a long-term agreement with the government of Chad to fully manage Zakouma and change the trajectory of the park. They built a ranger team and implemented effective law enforcement measures and community networks, and today poaching has been practically eliminated. The elephant population is finally on the rise for the first time in a decade. @africanparksnetwork @natgeo @natgeoimagecollection

@stevewinterphoto @africanparksnetwork @alexbraczkowski Today is World Lion Day! Here is a male lion I photographed coming down a tree where he was sleeping in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda. Just 100 years ago there may have been as many as 500,000 lions which roamed the African continent but today there it is estimated that as few as 16,000 - 30,000 remain, and research by lion biologist Hans Bauer and colleagues suggests lions in much of west, east and central Africa will decline by 50% in the next two decades if something dramatic is not done! The biggest threats facing lions in Africa are poaching of their prey and retaliatory killings by farmers when lions eat their cattle! There is also an emerging threat of lions being used in Chinese medicine as tigers become rarer. @wildaid "When the buying stops the killing can too” Poisonings and poaching are the main threats to lions across their East African range. Most lion populations in East, Central and West Africa are declining so the time to act is now. Their long-term future remains in question: they are threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation, lack of prey, unsustainable hunting and now poaching for their skins, bones, claws and other body parts. But projects like these show how with determination, political will, community support, and simply envisioning a better future, we can bring this species back as well as protect our last wild landscapes, benefiting both wildlife and people, and creating a better existence for all. To learn more about inspiring conservation stories from across Africa, please follow @africanparksnetwork me @stevewinterphoto to see more images and Thanks!! @thephotosociety @africanparksnetwork @leonardodicapriofdn

@stevewinterphoto Over the past three decades, the oldest and thickest ice in the Arctic has declined by a stunning 95 percent, according to NOAA. The sea in the arctic has changed dramatically - which impacts polar bears, walrus and other arctic creatures. If ice continues to melt - the planet will warm further as the dark ocean water absorbs large amounts of solar heating that used to be deflected by the bright white ice. We followed this polar bear as it walked in front of a glacier somewhere in Svalbard aboard the M/V Kinfish. @stevewinterphoto @naturalworldsafaris @natgeoimagecollection

@stevewinterphoto @africanparksnetwork August 10th is International Lion day Male after a small breakfast snack aggressively tries to stop the lioness from eating any. She eventually gets it all!!! Just 100 years ago there may have been as many as 500,000 lions which roamed the African continent but today there it is estimated that as few as 16,000 - 30,000 remain, and research by lion biologist Hans Bauer and colleagues suggests lions in much of west, east and central Africa will decline by 50% in the next two decades if something dramatic is not done! The biggest threats facing lions in Africa are poaching of their prey and retaliatory killings by farmers when lions eat their cattle! There is also an emerging threat of lions being used in Chinese medicine as tigers become rarer. @wildaid "When the buying stops the killing can too” Poisonings and poaching are the main threats to lions across their East African range. Most lion populations in East, Central and West Africa are declining so the time to act is now. Their long-term future remains in question: they are threatened by habitat loss and fragmentation, lack of prey, unsustainable hunting and now poaching for their skins, bones, claws and other body parts. But projects like these show how with determination, political will, community support, and simply envisioning a better future, we can bring this species back as well as protect our last wild landscapes, benefiting both wildlife and people, and creating a better existence for all. To learn more about inspiring conservation stories from across Africa, please follow @africanparksnetwork me @stevewinterphoto to see more images and Thanks!! @thephotosociety @africanparksnetwork @leonardodicapriofdn

@stevewinterphoto @naturalworldsafaris A polar bear coming towards our icebreaker ship the M/V Kinfish somewhere in Svalbard. We are anchored up against the ice. This young bear is looking up at us. Thanks to the great leaders and fun and interesting guests who made this a truly memorable trip. We are anchored next to the ice. Stay tuned for more - bears and cats!

@stevewinterphoto @naturalworldsafaris A polar bear coming towards our icebreaker ship the M/V Kinfish somewhere in Svalbard. Thanks to the great leaders and fun and interesting guests who made this a truly memorable trip. Stay tuned for more - bears and cats!

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